Obituaries: Dorothy Jean (Gulbrandson) Carlson
October 22, 2021
Dorothy Jean (Gulbrandson) Carlson, 90, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Dorothy was born Oct. 23, 1930, to Harold and Sybil (McCulloch) Gulbrandson in Cloquet. She graduated from Cloquet High School and the University of Wisconsin–Stout, majoring in home economics.
She married Gordon M. Carlson on June 26, 1954. They made their homes in Duluth and Cloquet while Dorothy taught in Superior. In 1964 they moved to Green Bay, where they continued to raise two children. She taught at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and the YWCA, then returned to teaching in the Green Bay public schools.
Gordy and Dorothy enjoyed winters in Ocala, Florida, and summers at Shawano Lake. They enjoyed traveling, bowling, bridge, and watching football and golfing. She sang in various choirs for more than 70 years and enjoyed needlecrafts.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Roberta (David Van Handel); granddaughter Robbi Dewsnap (Chris); great-grandchildren Logan and Nathan; son Tim Carlson (Dennis Krenn); grandchildren Tarin (Ken Knipfel), Courtney and Garrett; and nieces Donna (Paul) Tanzer and Diane (Scott) Endorf.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Gordon; parents and parents-in-law; brothers-in-law G. Donald Carlson and his wife Jean, and Robert Carlson; and daughter-in-law Kim L. Carlson.
Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, Oct. 25 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1350 Bond St. in Green Bay, with Pastor Kim Swenson officiating. Entombment will follow at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.
The funeral service can be viewed at youtube.com/watch?v=yd2R4GBcqes. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting lyndahl.com.
The family would like to thank Dorothy's many friends and her Bethel Lutheran Church family, along with her wonderful caregivers at Alpha Senior Concepts and at Moments Hospice.
Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Green Bay, is assisting the family with arrangements.